CCA For Social Good and Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Partner to Support High Quality Business Practices in Early Education

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The partnership will result in development of an online knowledge hub with over 1,600 tools that support effective and efficient business practices for ECE professionals

CCA For Social Good, a division of CCA Global Partners, and the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association are partnering to develop an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Shared Resources online knowledge platform that will give early care and education professionals in Wisconsin access to over 1,600 business tools and resources.

“The development of this comprehensive website aligns with our continued commitment to supporting high quality early education across the state by giving providers the tools and guidance they need to administer their programs more efficiently and effectively,” stated Ruth Schmidt, Executive Director, Wisconsin Early Childhood. “We are grateful for the support of Wisconsin’s Department of Children and Families. Without them we would not be able to bring this tool to WI.”

The online knowledge platform is a one-stop shop for early education providers, giving them access to nationally vetted tools and resources on vital topics including policy and procedure, professional development, health and safety, emergency preparedness, human resource management, savings opportunities and financial and program administration. These resources focus on saving providers essential time and money, increasing their business acumen and creating efficiencies that allow the focus to remain on raising the quality of care provided to children and families throughout the state.

“This is an exciting time for early education professionals in Wisconsin,” noted Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA For Social Good, the innovator of the resource platform. “ECE Shared Resources supports operational and business efficiencies and promotes best business practice in the industry, giving ECE providers the necessary bandwidth to meet increasing demands and an opportunity to save essential time and money that can be reinvested in raising the quality of child care. We are excited to see the impact this will have in Wisconsin.”

Wisconsin joins thirty other states that offer this platform to strengthen the work of child care providers and administrators in support of positive outcomes for children.

For more information on ECE Shared Resources, please contact Erin Holt at eholt(at)ccaglobal.com. For more information on the Wisconsin online platform please contact Ruth Schmidt at ruschmidt(at)wisconsinearlychildhood.org.

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About CCA For Social Good
CCA For Social Good is an operating division of CCA Global Partners, a privately held cooperative helping small businesses thrive for 30 years. CCA For Social Good provides web-based platforms that help thousands of nonprofit organizations and early childhood education (ECE) centers manage the administrative aspect of their organizations. The platforms (integrated password-protected websites) deliver a set of powerful tools and shared resources resulting in more efficient and successful operations. CCA For Social Good puts time and money back in the hands of directors and managers of ECE programs, allowing them to focus where it matters most: on the children in their care. To view a sample platform, please visit http://www.ecesharedresources.com.

About Wisconsin Early Childhood
The Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) works to advance positive change for Wisconsin children by focusing on the professionals who provide them with early care and education. WECA strengthens the capacities of early care professionals through:
SERVICES – higher education scholarship supports, salary supplements, and food reimbursements for family child care providers.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for child care providers. New discoveries on brain development and social-emotional learning call for new approaches. Through workshops, an annual conference, a statewide member network, and more, WECA helps providers advance their skills.

ADVOCACY for policies and programs that support the well-being of children and the early childhood education workforce.

COMMUNICATIONS that convey what early childhood professionals do and how valuable their contributions are to families, businesses, our communities, and the world.

RESEARCH on the child care workforce that identifies strengths, needs, and strategies for improvement.

To learn more about WECA visit wisconsinearlychildhood.org.

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